The US Patent and Trademark office today published a patent application from Apple hinting at a significantly more capable multi-media center. The patent is entitled "Multi-media center for computing systems".
The system described by the patent involves a module contoller which is central to many devices and software. A detailed image of the product diagram is shown below.
Apple points that user input may be entered via a remote device, including a "media-player with remote control capabilities."
The emergence of this patent could indicate possible improvements of the recently released Apple TV, which could include communication with other devices such as the iPod or iPhone, allowing content to be streamed from one of these devices to an Apple media center.
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